Sunday July 13th, 2014
Sunday July 13th, 2014
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Edo House of War: Will the police, G9 bow to court?

  /   in Politics 12:33 am   /   Comments

Oshiomhole

What has happened in Edo State in the past one month could be likened to the popular saying that when two elephants fight, is the grass suffers. The political gladiators in the state have been at war even though, unlike other states where the governorship election is expected to hold in 2015, Edo guber race will come up in 2016.

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The Uduaghan poverty-reduction lesson for other states, by Hon. Tebite

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Olorogun Taleb Tebite

Before now, poverty played a major role in the life of the people in Delta State. And as you are aware, it is caused by many factors which include corruption, greed, indiscipline and lack of patriotism by inept political leaders. The policies, programmes and projects articulated by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan are targeted at poverty reduction.

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Adamawa impeachment: Nyako, deputy shun panel

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Governor Murtala Nyako

The seven-man panel set up by the former Adamawa State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Ambrose Mammadi to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Governor Nyako and his Deputy, Bala Ngillari commenced sitting yesterday at the Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat, Yola, the state capital.

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Edo Assembly crisis: The true story

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*Odion

Against the backdrop of recent cancellation of assessment test for Edo teachers and crisis in the Edo House of Assembly, the state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion, fielded questions from a group of journalists.

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Osun 2014: How I am changing lives — Aregbesola

  /   in Politics 5:00 am   /   Comments

Aregbosola

An engagement with Governor Rauf Aregbesola is as enlivening as the eccentricity of the man on the saddle in the piece of Nigerian territory he has redefined as the State of Osun. His path to the Government House was laced with much intrigues just as his actions as governor have been laced with equally unusual display and delivery among the people of the state. At one point in the engagement with a group of journalists in the wee hours of the night early on Sunday, the governor in his very simple attire got up and asked, do I really look like a governor? His unusual policies, including the landmark tablet, Opo Imo, the feeding programme, the welfare scheme and many others mark him out as an unusual governor in Nigeria. His bold steps have equally been matched with controversy such as the education reforms that have drawn much flaks from critics.

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Birthday cheers to Akwa Ibom’s SSG

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akwaibom

That Honourable Udom Gabriel Emmanuel – the Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State has risen to top positions both in corporate Nigeria and in public service is not a surprise to those of us, who were privileged to have seen those sterling and leadership qualities manifest way back in the 70s. That, he is a leader and a great manager of human impulses and passions, activating those impulses to engender the spirit of common good and the improvement of the human condition again is no surprise- those elements had found expression back then in our formative years.

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2015: Yuguda torn between Senate and Presidency

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*Gov. Yuguda

It was a year ago last Wednesday that the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly turned into a combined ring for amateur boxers, wrestlers and many hooligans imported from outside and others garbed in the attire of lawmakers. One year after, the division in the House is sharp as ever.

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Why APC is jittery — PDP national scribe

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Prof. Wale Oladipo

The recent spate of violence in Ife is a reflection of the anxiety that now prevails among APC stakeholders who are determined to frustrate the conduct of the August 9 election, the PDP national scribe, Prof. Wale Oladipo said yesterday.

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Boko Haram: Okorocha’s registration rumpus in the Senate

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Owelle Rochas Okorocha OON addressing members of the Imo House of Assembly and cross sections of the public

The reported plan by the Rochas Okorocha administration to register northerners in the state has raised a fuss between the regime in Owerri and the Senate. Was it really misdirected fire or what?

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APC advises Christians to vote their choice

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apc

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised Christians in Osun State to disregard the false information being circulated by PDP agents in some churches that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has instructed Christians in the state to vote for a Christian candidate in next month’s governorship election.

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Delta 2015: Delta North ‘ll produce a compromise candidate — Mbulu

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Mbulu

Chief Dieyi Mbulu, a businessman contested the Delta North senatorial seat under the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in 2007. In this interview, he explains why he wants to re-contest the seat next year and why other zones in Delta state should give Delta North a chance to produce Governor Emmanuel Udughan’s successor

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Olunloyo endorses Aregbesola

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Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo

“Aregbesola is the best among the South-West governors. He understands politics very well and he is using it to serve the people, old and young. I am highly delighted that he attended the Polytechnic of Ibadan, which we founded during our time”, he said.

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Re: Search Tambuwal, why not?

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*Tambuwal

On Thursday, June 26, 2014Vanguard Newspapers published an editorial captioned “Search Tambuwal, Why Not?”

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Abiola’s son endorses Aregbesola

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one of the sons of the late Chief MKO Abiola, Mr Abul Abiola, yesterday, endorsed the second term bid of governor Rauf Aregbesola.

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SDP ‘ll review all punitive taxes — Akinwusi

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Akinwusi-SDP

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi, has assured that if voted into power, his administration will review all punitive taxes.

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How to end Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, by Alao Akala

  /   in Politics 2:58 am   /   Comments

Adebayo Alao-Akala

Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, is former governor of Oyo State and strong member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview he speaks on his life outside government House and the current security situation in the country and how to end the cycle of insurgency among other burning issues.

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How Oshiomhole stoked the crisis in our House – Ise-Idehen

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Ise-Idehen

HON Jude Ise-Idehen represents Ikpoba/Okha state constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly. In this interview, he spoke on his decision to defect from APC to PDP, the crisis in the House of Assembly that led to his suspension from the legislature and other issues

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How I’ll redress bad governance in Ughelli/Udu… – MASHENI

  /   in Politics 7:39 pm   /   Comments

MASHENI

MASHENI Johnson, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress ,APC, in this interview says that the alleged under-representation of Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency in the past and present, informed his decision to run for the position. He also spoke on other issues.

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Nyako: On the brink

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Governor Murtala Nyako

The impeachment drama playing out in Adamawa State took another turn yesterday after the embattled governor of the state, Murtala Nyako declared a two day public holiday purportedly to enable the citizenry to pray over the issues that have recently bestirred the state.

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16 Years After: Abiola’s ghost wants a workable Nigeria

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Late Chief MKO Abiola

FOR a death that claimed only one life at the Aso Rock Clinic on July 7, 1998, it is an irony that the import of that mysterious event, now symbolises the multifaceted challenges militating against the future of over 170million lives.

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Why Jonathan moved against me and Governors’ Forum – Amaechi

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

To some he is a rebel with a cause, to others he is a spoiler bent on rocking the boat, but almost all agree that as governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has performed excellently.

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Akinwusi meets Osun CAN leaders

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Akinwusi-SDP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship candidate in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi at the weekend met with state leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) across the state’s 30 local governments in Osogbo, highlighting his programmes if elected as the governor in the August 9 election.

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Stop causing chaos, Osun APC warns PDP

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Aregbesola

THE Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, governorship candidate in the August 9 election, Senator Iyiola Omisore and his supporters to desist from causing chaos in the guise of political campaigns

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Osun guber: Don’t be distracted, Mu’azu tells PDP members

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muazu

NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu yesterday urged members of the party in Osun State and the party’s candidate, ahead of the August governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore not to be distracted

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Don’t sell your voters’ card — Omisore

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Omisore

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has warned residents of the state not to sell their voters cards to people he described as ”desperate politicians” in the state.

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Power supply may not be stable for the next 20 years-Ex-Gov. Ladoja

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Ladoja

Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, the Chairman, National Conference Energy Committee and a former Governor of Oyo State, walked tall as hundreds of APC, PDP members in Ido Local Government Area of the state embraced the party that he leads.

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13% derivation too small for N-Delta’

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Mr Hosanna Jalogho-Williams is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State. Jalogho-Williams, an environmentalist, is also the Chief Executive Officer of Seabridge Environmental Marine Ltd. In this interview, he faults the retention of the 13 per cent derivation fund given to the Niger Delta. saying it would have been increased to 50 per cent. He also explains, among other issues, why Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan remains the best candidate to represent Delta South in the Senate.

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Can Ekiti be a pointer to 2015 elections?

  /   in Politics 2:22 am   /   Comments

Sani Zoro

The frenzy surrounding the gubernatorial election held in Ekiti State on Saturday, June 21 could be described as really unparalleled in Nigeria’s chequered electoral history.

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Confab: Old people who caused our problems ‘re solving them – Ozekhome

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Chief Mike Ozekhome

Chief Mike Ozekhome, an accomplished lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is one of the country’s foremost advocates of civil rights. In this exclusive interview, Ozekhome who is currently a delegate to the ongoing National Conference bares his mind on his experience in the hands of kidnappers, the issues at the conference among others.

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PDP is Nigeria’s history, future – Gov. Lamido

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Lamido

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State fielded questions from a group of journalists after they inspected the Dutse International Airport, which is nearing completion, and other projects in the state capital. Here is an excerpt of the interview.

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New Osun REC resumes, promises credible poll

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INEC ON EKITI: From left— Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal  Advocacy Centre, and Mr. Anyakwee Nsrimovu, Executive Director, Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, during a meeting with civil society on Ekiti State governorship election in Abuja, yesterday. PHOTO: Gbemiga Olamikan.

THE newly deployed Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, said INEC was prepared to conduct a credible poll just as he solicited for the cooperation of stakeholders in order to achieve the target.

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Aregbesola’ll win by wide margin – Adeyeye

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Aregbesola

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the Aregbesola Campaign Organization, Senator Olusola Adeyeye has expressed optimism that Governor Rauf Aregbesola would win the August 9 governorship election by a wide margin despite the loss of APC candidate in Ekiti State.

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